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Click HERE to register for the upcoming UNITY Wellness Warriors webinar: “How to Become More Involved with the UNITY Family” featuring special guest presenter Dr. Pearl Yellowman (Navajo). This 1-hour virtual training will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 starting at 3:00pm MST. Please share this opportunity with others, and we look forward to your participation!
- Webinar Abstract: Learn more about how Native youth can be involved in the the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. UNITY’s mission it to, “foster the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth, and to help build a strong, unified and self-reliant Native America through involvement of its youth.” In keeping with its mission, UNITY has served the leadership needs of American Indian and Alaska Native youth for 40 years. UNITY is a national organization with over 260+ youth councils operating in 36 states and Canada. These youth councils represent thousands of Native American youth.
- Webinar Purpose: Workshop participants would learn more about the history of United National Indian Tribal Youth, upcoming youth opportunities, UNITY Programs, as well as basic information on how to join the National network of youth councils. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone involved with a Youth Serving Organization because most Native Clubs or youth groups already qualify through the UNITY membership standards. UNITY Staff are able to offer additional resources and support to the community while building their local youth groups.
- Three Key Learning Objectives:
1) Learn how youth can join the National network of UNITY Youth Councils
2) Gain a deeper understanding of the UNITY programs available to Native youth
3) Share your community knowledge of best practices in engaging native youth in leadership development and community service with others
Pearl earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Montana, in the Educational Leadership program focusing on the Contributing Factors of the Achievement Gap for Native American students. Pearl resides in Phoenix, AZ. with her family. Pearl’s traditional teachings include the Ho’zho’ which translates into the Navajo Beauty Way.
Pearl provides educational consulting, in the delivery of prevention, intervention, behavioral health services to children/youth, families, and groups directly and through consultation and collaboration with tribal departments, local public schools and communities. Pearl also provides culturally sensitive awareness trainings. In addition, Pearl provides Qualitative Research Evaluation for the Department of Health & Human Services with the University of Montana.
Pearl also serves as a national Native youth leadership development trainer, providing trainings in Native youth wellness and leadership. With over twenty years of experience in education and counseling, Pearl started in school counseling and later provided behavioral health services to the “hard to reach” residents in the juvenile detention centers located on the Navajo Nation. The experience started an educational pathway that lead to her research on the achievement gap and its relationship to socio-economic behaviors. Pearl has worked with grant programs such as the 21st Century Community Learning Center, TRIO and, Character Education Program that provided an opportunity for her to work with tribal organizations and communities on issues that address improving the educational needs of Native students to teachers, administrators, school districts, and other organizations. Most recently Pearl has provided Youth Leadership Development for: National Indian Health Board Youth Advisory Board, United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. and Urban Phoenix Indian Youth Leadership Conference. For more information contact Dr. Pearl Yellowman, LLC at [email protected]